SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four female service members filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the Pentagon’s ban on women serving in combat, hoping the move will add pressure to drop the policy just as officials are gauging the effect that lifting the prohibition will have on morale. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Francco, the second one th year over the 1994 rule that bars women from being assigned to ground combat units, which are smaller and considered more dangerous since they are often in battle for longer periods. The legal effort comes less than a year after the ban on gays serving openly was lifted and as officials are surveying Marines about whether women would be a dtraction in ground combat units. Women compre 14 percent of the 1.4 million active military personnel. The lawsuit alleges that women are barred from 238,000 positions across the Armed Forces.
Movie Quoter’s token “Guy without a Pen” Kati Cawley hit it right on the head when we were talking about th around the Q water-cooler th morning: “I wonder if they knew they were hurting their cause by putting her (Marine Colleen Farrell above) up front? Hubba hubba.”
As a fan of sexm, I have to agree with my esteemed colleague. I’m not questioning their bravery and I’m certainly thankful for their service, but if you’re trying to argue that these women should be on the the front lines, why would you pick the only one you’d want to hook up with as your spokeswoman at the press conference? Any one of them in the back row, I’d gladly give a riffle, some grenades and a stern pat on the butt when I point to the battle field. Lt. Farrell, however, you’ve just been promoted to General so you’ll have to call the shots from an undclosed location in Arizona.
Where I can give you the Aunt Jemima treatment:
Harold Ram the greatest comic talent of the last 100 years to never star in h own movie. He’s shared the stage with Bill Murray in Stripes, Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2, but it as a writer that he’s a genius. Stripes, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Back to School, Animal House, Groundhog Day and Analyze Th. He also directed Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, Analyze Th and National Lampoon’s Vacation. Always the straight man, while secretly the funniest guy in the room. Here’s a quick tribute to Harold at 68:
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The Patron Saint of Movie Quoter, Mr. Bill Murray celebrating h 62nd birthday and what better way to celebrate than to have the self proclaimed Quote Master General himself, your ol’ Uncle Buck, to give you 62 big quotes from the King’s legendary career. Really, its “no big deal.”
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BOSTON (AP) — State pron officials must provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in pron for murder, because it the only way to treat her ‘‘serious medical need,’’ a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Michelle Kosilek was born male but has received hormone treatments and now lives as a woman in an all-male pron. Robert Kosilek was convicted of murder in the killing of h wife in 1990. U.S. Dtrict Judge Mark Wolf believed to be the first federal judge to order pron officials to provide sex-reassignment surgery for a transgender inmate. Kosilek first sued the Massachusetts Department of Correction 12 years ago. Two years later, Wolf ruled that Kosilek was entitled to treatment for gender-identity dorder but stopped short of ordering surgery. Kosilek sued again in 2005, arguing that the surgery a medical necessity. In h 126-page ruling Tuesday, Wolf found that surgery the ‘‘only adequate treatment’’ for Kosilek and that ‘‘there no less intrusive means to correct the prolonged violation of Kosilek’s Eighth Amendment right to adequate medical care.’’
Well I’m officially out of shock when it comes to what will happen in the great state of Massachusetts. I mean you just can’t make th stuff up. In fact th such a messed up story, I’m gonna skip the lay up that would be “It puts the lotion in the basket or it gets the hose again” and lighten the mood with Bill Murray’s portrayal of Bunny Breckinridge in Ed Wood and h tales of a failed sex change operation in Mexico…Enjoy.
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